Sabre Principal Product Management in Bangalore, India

Req ID: 41750

Job Family: Information Technology/Software Development

Operating in 29 markets across Asia Pacific, with over 2000 local staff, serving premium top blue-chip customers in the travel industry - from travel agencies, airlines, hotels, car rentals and insurance providers. Sabre have grown our presence significantly over the years, in order to tap on the immense potential of the world’s fast growing region. Sabre’s end-to-end technologies help create a differentiated portfolio of solutions and services driven by data and insights on how travel business operates in Asia Pacific. We help our travel partners create better customer experiences, optimise business operations and enhance competitiveness. As we continue to grow in the region, our people are AND will always be our biggest asset & investment, where we continue to bring together the best talent and help them achieve their own career aspirations in a truly global company.

Job Description

The Principal of Product Management will be instrumental in Sabre’s lodging distribution transformation, and will shepherd the creation of new business opportunity and consumer experiences globally thru the LCS Platform and Product & Services. The Product Manager will manage these offerings throughout their lifecycle; coordinating the contributions of other functions and taking responsibility for commercial success or failure.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The role requires competencies that encompass individual performance as well as cross-functional leadership. The Ideal Candidate would possess skills in the following core competencies:

  1. Customer, Buyer and Market Understanding

  2. Market Opportunity Analysis

  3. Concept and Product Development

  4. Go-to-Market Execution

  5. Lifecycle Management

In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with the LGS Line of Business to refine and execute Sabre’s Lodging product strategy and technology investments for Sabre’s global lodging product offering. This role collaborates directly with hoteliers and travel agencies as well as a variety of internal stakeholders to continually enhance and evolve Sabre’s Lodging product offering, increase value to customers, and drive growth and innovation for Sabre. The individual will have:

  • Exceptional communications skills and the ability to lead and get work done through others.

  • Fantastic organizational skills and can easily go from high-level concept into tactical actions.

  • Proven track record of performance

  • Inherent curiosity, and a passionate for solving challenges while utilizing a data driven approach.

  • Has domain expertise in the hospitality &/or other related travel sectors.

  • Has experience in travel distribution product and/or the B2B travel product landscape.

  • Experience working for a fast paced, matrix driven global organization

Job Requirements

High level responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contribute to the development of multi-year product roadmaps including investment plan for LGS’s Lodging business

  • Designs, implements and directs the development of Sabre’s global Lodging product lines, including product strategy definition, requirements analysis and product pricing.

  • Develops business plans, manages lifecycles and product positioning in the marketplace.

  • Refines broad concepts and business strategies into structured product plans.

  • Works with Product Marketing, Supplier Commerce and Sales to conduct research on hospitality and leisure markets, monitor competitive activity and identify/anticipate customer needs.

  • Makes recommendations for pricing strategies to optimize customer value and company financial performance.

  • Collaborates with customer sales teams, technology teams and R&D to identify new innovations to grow the lodging business.

  • Works with colleagues in marketing, technology and corporate development to assess build vs. buy opportunities.

  • Responsible for execution of quarterly Portfolio Reviews for products and services in their assigned portfolio

Sabre Corporation is the leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Sabre’s software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, including passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, which processes more than US$120 billion of global travel spend annually by connecting travel buyers and suppliers. Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre serves customers in more than 160 countries around the world.

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